I have a serious problem with buying candles at the moment, like 'I could open my own shop' level of hoarding. My excuse is it's that time of year where burning candles is the best thing ever, primarily scented candles and I have my fair knowledge of the best scented candles - I once advised a whole group of ladies in Homesense the best candles to buy in terms of scent, burn and price, where's my commission Homesense?! - and one I've wanted to own for the last few years has been The White Company's Winter candle, correction, the whole range I have wanted to own.
After missing out last year I kept my eyes peeled for the release, especially after Anna bigged up the Fig range to me and her home smells incredible, so one whittling down of candles I really needed and a discount code later (thanks Ocado) I finally got my hands on probably one the best smelling candles ranges ever.
Winter perfectly blends traditional scents of cinnamon, clove and orange in a much more potent and sophisticated way than other brands I've bought; it's sweet and fresh without any artificial notes, with warmer base notes keeping that cosy feel - you could almost say it starts sweet and gets deeper the longer it burns, which goes to show it's high quality.
I've only cracked the reed out so far as I'm saving the candles for nearer December (trying, really trying) but I could change the reed over once a day, maybe even every two and it still smells strong enough to get that Christmassy feeling without being overpowering. It's happened, I think I'm kinda in love with a candle.
As I said, I have enough candles to open a shop and I'm sure I'll be showing them all off in a haul or post soon, but I'd love to hear what your favourite candles are and best festive scents! Go on, enable me...
Lots of Love,
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